Engineering

Researchers zoom in on battery wear and tear

From the moment you first use it, a new lithium-ion battery is degrading. After a few hundred charge cycles, you'll notice—your phone, laptop or electric car battery wears out more quickly. Eventually, it stops holding ...

Energy & Green Tech

Researchers investigate batteries without critical raw materials

The market for rechargeable batteries is growing rapidly, but the necessary raw materials are limited. Sodium-ion batteries, for example, could offer an alternative. A joint research group from HZB and Humboldt-Universität ...

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